Leggings can be a modern and versatile fashion choice for women of all sizes and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Most leggings are waist-high and come in varying lengths, extending down to the top of the foot, or at the ankle for a capri style or to the mid-calf. There are a few tricks to putting together an outfit with leggings so as to complement your size and style and to look fashionable. Does this Spark an idea?
Pick leggings that fit you and that are not too tight. Leggings that are too tight are uncomfortable and may make you look bigger than you actually are. Dark colors will be more slimming, while brighter colors can make legs look longer. Choose the length that looks best on your legs; a mid-calf style can make wide legs look even broader.
Choose a tunic-length top that is at least long enough to cover your rear end. Tunics that hit at the top of the thigh or mid-thigh are a good length with leggings. In addition, since leggings are so close-fitting, choose a loose-fitting top to balance out the overall look. Top everything with a blazer to add a chic, polished touch to your outfit.
Wear leggings under shorter skirts and dresses. Leggings worn with skirts and dresses at the knee level or longer will create a dowdy look.
Pick shoes that complement your desired look. High heels or boots will look more polished and trendy, while a flat shoe will look casual and relaxed.
Try a belt with your top, especially with longer tunic-style tops. This helps define your figure by accentuating your waistline.
Remember that leggings are not pants and should not be worn as such. Wear a dress or a skirt over your leggings if you aren't comfortable with just wearing a long top. Think of leggings as an accessory to your overall outfit, not the central piece.